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Republicans to continue spending reforms, House Majority Leader says

AGC SmartBrief - October 23, 2014 - 10:23am
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Republicans want to build off precedent set with the 2012 highway fundin -More
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Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Parts 1, 5 & 6

AGC SmartBrief - October 23, 2014 - 10:23am
This publication is a must-have for contractors involved in highway construction.  -More
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Do more with less

AGC SmartBrief - October 23, 2014 - 10:23am
In recent years, AGC members have been pressed to deliver more services at lower cost, while maintaining the highest quality. -More
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$150M medical facility in Conn. breaks ground

AGC SmartBrief - October 22, 2014 - 10:43am
Ground has been broken in Hartford, Conn., on a new facility at Hartford Hospital.  -More

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Construction begins on $255M Chicago rail line

AGC SmartBrief - October 22, 2014 - 10:43am
Using federal grants, the Illinois Department of Transportation has started work on a $255 million rail line between Chicago  -More
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Concrete is next step in Ohio River Bridges Project

AGC SmartBrief - October 22, 2014 - 10:43am
A new bridge between Louisville, Ky., and Indiana is starting to take shape.  -More
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Team works to recover giant boring machine

AGC SmartBrief - October 22, 2014 - 10:43am
Contractors are digging to reach Bertha, an $80 million boring machine that malfunctioned after digging 10% of a tunnel for t -More
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Architecture Billings Index climbed last month

AGC SmartBrief - October 22, 2014 - 10:43am
An index that tracks non-residential construction activity increased in September.  -More
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Salary increases declined in Q3

AGC SmartBrief - October 22, 2014 - 10:43am
Only 24% of companies surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics increased wages and salaries in the third q -More
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Researchers study use of scrap rubber in roads

AGC SmartBrief - October 22, 2014 - 10:43am
Michigan Technological University researchers are studying the potential use of scrap rubber in asphalt as a way to improve r -More
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Professor touts wood as sustainable building material

AGC SmartBrief - October 22, 2014 - 10:43am
Wood is a renewable resource that can meet the growing demand for building materials, said Oregon State University College of -More
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Biden discusses importance of infrastructure

AGC SmartBrief - October 22, 2014 - 10:43am
Vice President Joe Biden talked about the problems with the nation's infrastructure during a recent speech.  -More
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Construction Employment Increased in 39 States During the Past Year 34 States and D.C. Add Jobs Between Aug. and Sept.

AGC SmartBrief - October 22, 2014 - 10:43am
Construction firms added jobs in 39 states between September 2013 and September 2014, while construction employment increased -More
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Constructor Marketplace: Brought to you by AGC of America's Constructor magazine team

AGC SmartBrief - October 22, 2014 - 10:43am
AGC of America's Constructor magazine team, headed by Naylor, LLC, launched its Constructor Marketplace early this year.  -More
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Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.

AGC SmartBrief - October 22, 2014 - 10:43am
Thomas Dewar, Scottish businessman -More
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Work continues on $1B Vikings stadium project

AGC SmartBrief - October 21, 2014 - 10:28am
The new $1 billion home of the Minnesota Vikings is taking shape, and media members were recently given a tour of the progres -More

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$4B nuclear power plant in Tenn. nearly finished

AGC SmartBrief - October 21, 2014 - 10:28am
The finishing touches are being put on the $4 billion Watts Bar 2 nuclear facility in Tennessee.  -More
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Texas city experiences construction boom

AGC SmartBrief - October 21, 2014 - 10:28am
McAllen, Texas, is experiencing a construction boom unaided by economic incentives, and officials expect $100 million worth o -More
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Wal-Mart to boost construction of e-commerce facilities

AGC SmartBrief - October 21, 2014 - 10:28am
Given the rise of e-commerce, Wal-Mart is looking to build more warehouses and fewer retail centers.  -More
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